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Census: One in two Americans are now at the poverty or near-poverty level.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by printdust, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. printdust

    printdust New Member


    Meanwhile, bonuses for failure CEOs and stock secrets for Congress!
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Hope it's you, cuz that means I'm not!
  3. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    This what happens when Americans vote their "values" - instead of common sense or economic self-interest.

  4. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    The definition of "near" needs to be a lot higher in the article.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Robert Rector, a senior research fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, questioned whether some people classified as poor or low-income actually suffer material hardship. He said that while safety-net programs have helped many Americans, they have gone too far, citing poor people who live in decent-size homes, drive cars and own wide-screen TVs.

  6. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Expect nothing less from the Heritage Foundation.
  7. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member


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  8. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

  9. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Well, that's because "Just Say No" and all the lameass approaches by the government ever since have accomplished so much of nothing.

    Illegal drugs are closing quickly in the race of being our nation's No. 1 industry. To health care, of course.
  10. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Well-Known Member

    According to Wikipedia, he is an "expert" on poverty issues. Takes a special person to dedicate your life to the fight for poverty.
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Are we at the point where we can stop classifying "wide-screen TVs" as a sign of wealth or even moderate income? Anything under 42 inches hardly qualifies as extravagant.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I hope this report doesn't have a trickle-up effect and negatively impact salaries, bonuses and stock options for our cherished corporate execs.
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